High rainfall cropping opportunities on the agenda at Streatham

Author: Sharon Watt | Date: 04 Aug 2015

Susan Findlay Tickner

Boosting the productivity and profitability of farming systems in Victoria’s high rainfall zone (HRZ) will be the focus of a grains research forum in Streatham this month.

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is hosting a grains research Update at the Streatham Hall on August 27.

GRDC Southern Regional Panel member Susan Findlay Tickner says the Update offers an opportunity for grain growers in South Western Victoria to come together to discuss their cropping concerns with industry experts.

“The Update will feature several guest speakers who will detail the latest advances in grains research and development and their potential for positive change on-farm,” Mrs Findlay Tickner said.

Andrew Whitlock from Precision Agriculture will discuss pH mapping as a tool for lime application, while Ian Ware from Australian Public Address will advise on how growers can optimise their internet connectivity by boosting signal strength and using WiFi.

Lucindale (SA) grower and Nuffield Scholar Lachie Seears will give a first-hand insight into the supply chain for pulses beyond the farm-gate, and Grant Hollaway from the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) will talk “spots, blots and rots” – the latest cereal disease research relevant to the HRZ. 

CSIRO’s James Hunt will discuss how to manage the trade-offs between sowing time, yield potential, frost and disease to maximise profitability in the HRZ.

Supported by Southern Farming Systems, the Update will be from 9am to 1pm with catering provided.

Visit the Streatham Grains Research Update event for a detailed program and to register or contact ORM on 03 5444 4299 or email admin@orm.com.au.

For Interviews

Susan Findlay Tickner, Southern Panel
0428 622 352

Matt McCarthy, ORM
(03) 5441 6176

Contact

Sharon Watt, Porter Novelli
0409 675 100

Caption: GRDC Southern Regional Panel member Susan Findlay Tickner says the grains research Update at Streatham offers an opportunity for grain growers to come together to discuss their cropping concerns with industry experts.

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